This historical mining town turned world-class ski destination is located in Central Colorado in the beautiful Elk Mountain Range. From historical attractions, high-end shopping and fine-dining to the four ski areas, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, Aspen is overflowing with on- and off-mountain options.
Offering an outstanding family experience, top-notch fine-dining and nightlife and world-class terrain for every skier or snowboarder, Aspen is the Sangri-la of North American ski resorts. Learn more about Aspen’s “Power of Four ski resorts.
If you can envision a vacation spent skiing every type of the terrain under the sun and indulging in one of Ski Country's best dining and nightlife scenes, make that dream a reality and book your ski trip to Aspen today. Aspen Travel is a one-stop shop to book your entire Aspen ski vacation, including lodging, flights, ground transportation, car rentals, lift tickets, lessons, equipment rentals and activities. Whether booking online or over the phone with one of our knowledgeable Aspen Travel Specialists, you will be receiving a personalized experience and access to our Specialists’ vast expertise.Start by entering your travel dates in the booking widget at the top of the page or by calling or chatting with one of our Specialists.
If you were to combine all four Aspen Snowmass ski areas into one, you would end up with 5,527 acres. Skiing or riding at each resort is akin to experiencing four different vacations, but the beauty is that they’re all within nine miles of one another and available on one lift ticket. To determine which resort experience is best for you and your travel companions, read about all four Aspen Snowmass ski resorts below.
Thanks to Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola’s 3,267-foot vertical ascent, expert skiers can ski the resort’s renowned steep mogul runs until they drop. Beginner skiers will want to avoid Aspen Mountain, as there are no green runs.
Snow "Massive," as it is called by locals, is too big to explore in just one day. The mountain is comprised of 3,132 acres of diverse terrain. With its wide-open runs and awesome grooming capabilities, Snowmass is the best resort for skiers and snowboarders who love arching big turns.
Offering quiet slopes and a variety of terrain options, Aspen Highlands is a favorite among intermediates, experts and locals. Adventure-seekers can get their kicks by hiking 700 vertical feet to the top of famed Highland Bowl. At the summit, guests are rewarded with one Aspen Snowmass’ best views and incredible inbounds, backcountry-esque terrain during their descent.
Home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2019, Buttermilk is also a premier mountain for beginners and families. While boundless skiers and snowboarders test the limits of modern day snowsports in the terrain park, visitors to Buttermilk who like their skis closer to the ground will enjoy the gentle cruisers, which make up the majority of Buttermilk’s terrain.
Stay…in downtown Aspen or Snowmass Village. Both provide perfect basecamps for an unforgettable ski trip.
Ski…at a top elevation of 12,509 feet on an annual average of 300 inches throughout 5,547 combined acres.
Travel…by flying directly into the Aspen airport for ultimate convenience, or fly into Grand Junction airport, Eagle County airport or Denver International Airport. From there you can hop in a rental car or shuttle.
Enjoy…breathtaking views of 14,000-plus-foot peaks: Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells.
Explore…charming, historic downtown Aspen. Learn…about Aspen’s unique mining history.
Taste…Aspen’s 100+ world-class restaurants. Treat…yourself to designer shopping and award-winning spas.
Experience…cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice skating, which are just a few examples of Aspen’s many winter activities.